Poll: The first 10 titles you'd purchase on HD-DVD

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  1. RobR

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    I just hope this thread doesn't get lost among all those tourneys [​IMG]
    What are the first ten titles you'd purchase on HD-DVD/FMD when it becomes available? You may choose any titles you like, including those not yet released on DVD such as Star Wars, etc.
     
  2. Jefe Noche

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    Se7en

    Natural Born Killers

    The Shining

    T2: Judgement Day

    Matrix

    Leon, The Professional

    Goodfellas

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Pulp Fiction

    Platoon
     
  3. Walter Kittel

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    Assuming that the primary benefit is enhanced detail and stronger color reproduction, I'd have to go with films that offer much to the viewer in terms of visual detail or compelling imagery.
    In no particular order -
    Alien
    Princess Mononoke
    The Fifth Element
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Apocalypse Now
    Blue
    Microcosmos
    The Thin Red Line
    City of Lost Children
    Toy Story 2
    ( Limiting myself to ten was difficult. )
    - Walter.
     
  4. Brian Lawrence

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    I would go with a lot of grand scale epics and films that really take advantage of the widescreen aspect ratio.
    -Lawrence of Arabia
    -Spartacus
    -2001
    -Blade Runner
    -Ben Hur
    -The Piano
    -Manhattan
    -My Fair Lady
    -Cleopatra
    -Road Warrior
    These are not exactly my 10 favorite films of alltime, But they are 10 that I would love to see on a nice huge HDTV display. Something I can not afford, but I can always dream [​IMG]
     
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    All 6 Star Wars Episodes

    LOTR Trilogy

    North by Northwest

    Lawrence of Arabia

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Ben Hur

    Blade Runner

    The Searchers

    Matrix

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
     
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    The Thin Red Line
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Star Trek: First Contact
    West Side Story
    Dacnes With Wolves
    The Englsih Patient
    Apocalypse Now
    Braveheart
     
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    Apocalypse Now

    The Thin Red Line

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Ben-Hur

    The Godfather

    Platoon

    Saving Private Ryan

    Black Hawk Down

    Pulp Fiction
     
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    -Fight Club

    -Se7en

    -T2: Judgment Day

    -Gladiator

    -LOTR trilogy

    -Godfather

    -Black Hawk Down

    -Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    -Unforgiven

    -Heat
     
  9. Rob Tomlin

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    Lawrence of Arabia!!!

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Blade Runner

    Dances With Wolves

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    and others I can't think of right now
     
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    After purchasing a 16x9 HDTV display (I have a modest 20" analog 4:3 right now), I would buy...

    Lawrence of Arabia

    North By Northwest

    Ben-Hur

    Doctor Zhivago

    O Brother Where Art Thou?

    Superman: The Movie

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Shrek

    All are epics and all would benifit GREATLY from that ultra high-resolution.
     
  11. Ches Campbell

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    The Matrix
    Usual Suspects
    Shawshank Redemption
    Fight Club
    Se7en
    Pulp Fiction
    Gladiator
    Hunt for Red October
    Braveheart
    Silence of the Lambs
    Das Boot
    Crimson Tide
    True Romance
    L.A. Confidential
    Rear Window
    oops, thats more than ten. My list would go on forever.
    Later
     
  12. Ed St. Clair

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    Great thread!

    Cause I wanted too do it as well.

    Only I wanted the first title you would want on HD-DVD.

    And it wasn't about faves.

    It was about improved transfer potential.

    So, no SW [unless someone thinks that film will 'look better' in HD], just what will really shine in HD.

    That hasn't 'shined' in a previous format release.

    Like, I love the look of Ice Age on DVD & D-VHS.

    Not saying it won't look great in HD-DVD.

    But what title is going to make you drop your drawers and pay $30 [est.] for your first disc & $1000 [est.] for your first player, for the improved picture quality.

    For me it's;

    Antz

    With a direct from the digital files 1080i[p, please] transfer.

    O, and sign me up for 'all of the above', as well.

    Although, they would have to work overtime I am afraid on title's like Road Warrior, too make that title 'shine' on HD.

    Thank's.

    2001, in HD.

    Spacey!
     
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    Other than just buying my ten favorite movies (which is what I would actually do), these are the ten I'd want to pop in first:

    The Fifth Element

    Moulin Rouge!

    Any Given Sunday

    Toy Story 2

    Swordfish

    Bring It On

    Doctor Zhivago

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Starship Troopers

    Addams Family Values
     
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    2001 A Space Odyssey

    Apocalypse Now

    The Godfather

    Blade Runner

    Excalibur

    Jaws

    Ran

    Superman The Movie

    Platoon

    Re-Animator
     
  15. Dheiner

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    The Sound of Music

    Singing in the Rain

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    2001

    Star Wars

    The Fellowship of The Ring

    The Two Towers

    The Return of The King

    Tombstone

    Jaws
     
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    Moulin Rouge!
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    One From The Heart
    Return to Oz
    Brazil
    Star Wars
    Chicago
    The Matrix
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain
     

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